BUSINESS AND TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS RECEIVE VITAL RECOVERY FUNDING

Sale Business and Tourism Association and Maffra Business and Tourism Association will benefit from $20,000 each awarded through the Victorian Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program.

Both associations provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses and these grants will be crucial in helping them to support members’ transition to COVID Normal.

The Government’s $3 million Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program provides funds to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to help their local business communities recover and start to grow again.

Grant recipients can use funding towards business activation initiatives like facilitating members’ adaptation to COVID Normal, “buy local” campaigns and improving access to programs and services focused on resilience and recovery.

The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of the $3 billion Business Resilience Package which aims to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions to keep going and prepare for COVID Normal operations.

Additional programs in the package include the $822 million third round of the Business Support Fund, the $100 million Sole Trader Support Fund and $87.5 million to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal reopening across Victoria.

For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, go to: business.vic.gov.au/businesschambers.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP

“Both Sale and Maffra Business and Tourism Associations are strong advocates for their business communities and this funding will be essential in helping local business recover and prepare for the new COVID Normal.”

“We appreciate the role that business chambers and trader groups can play in helping local businesses recover – that’s why it’s important to back that leadership with funding for local solutions to this global pandemic.”

“This funding will assist businesses in Sale and Maffra get through to the other side of the pandemic and both these associations will be essential in the recovery effort.”